Storming up the cobbles of the Koppenberg it would be easy to mistake Trek’s latest creation as the Classics Edition Domane. The Domane technology we know and love is the same, but the geometry is what’s new, offering Emonda like handling with the Domane Ride. Already ridden to victory by Fabian Cancellara during the 2014 Ronde van Vlaanderen, the Domane Koppenberg has gone on to a number of additional wins under Trek Factory Racing team members. Koppenberg victories to date include the New Zealand National Championship (Hayden Roulston), Tour of Luxembourg prologue (Danny van Poppel), Stage 1 Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen (Danny van Poppel), Stage 3 Tour de San Luis (Giacomo Nizzolo), and Stage 5 of the Österreich Rundfahrt (Jesse Sergent).
Called the “best bike I’ve ever ridden,” by Cancellara, the Domane Koppenberg will be added to the other limited offerings in the Trek Race Shop collection. Available as a frame only, the bike will be sold in extremely limited sizes with a single paint option. Details next…
Looking nearly identical to the Domane Classics edition, the Koppenberg is essentially the same frame just with different geometry. Instead of the Pro Endurance geometry of the Classics edition, the Koppenberg uses Trek’s H1 fit and the same geometry of the Emonda SLR. Like the Classics Domane sizes will be limited to those that the team uses. In this case that means even fewer sizes with just 56, 58, 60, and 62cm frames available. The race oriented Koppenberg will be sold as a frame only in Trek Factory Racing livery with a non-replaceable steel derailleur hanger and no fender mounts.
The Koppenberg will join the Classics edition in Trek’s Race Shop Limited collection which is an assortment of bikes, frames, components, and accessories specifically designed for Trek’s race teams that are now available to the public. As the latest addition, the Koppenberg frameset will set you back $4,199.99.